World's Top Patent Offices to Launch Shared Network to Speed Up Processing

Law360, New York (November 7, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Patent authorities in the U.S., European Union and Japan agreed Friday to cooperate in sharing patent information to expedite the examination process, Kyodo News said Friday, citing sources at the Japanese patent office.

Under the terms of the agreement, the world's three top patent offices will share information on preliminary technical surveys conducted ahead of application reviews as well as results of such reviewing, Kyodo News reported.

The three patent offices plan to launch a network to share information online regarding application reviews. They will also...
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